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HSE ransomware attack began on a single computer when an employee clicked on a link
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HSE ransomware attack began on a single computer when an employee clicked on a link

May 20th 2021, 9:03 PM 190,682 Views 165 Comments

Sources have confirmed an encryption key was provided by the attack launched by the criminal gang last week.

Three people charged over hacking of company involved in vehicle parking systems
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Three people charged over hacking of company involved in vehicle parking systems

Feb 8th 2021, 12:04 PM 23,964 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have issued a warning to people to keep their personal data separate from their work data.

Graham Norton has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK
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Graham Norton has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK

Oct 6th 2020, 7:13 AM 62,345 Views 21 Comments

Cybersecurity firm McAfee said that cybercriminals were targeting people who search popular celebrities online.

Hacker was paid ransom after NUI Galway alumni data targeted in worldwide cyber attack
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Hacker was paid ransom after NUI Galway alumni data targeted in worldwide cyber attack

Jul 30th 2020, 7:07 AM 57,520 Views 16 Comments

The university said “names, telephone numbers and email addresses” in its alumni database may have been targeted in the hack.

People warned not to fall for sextortion scam as criminals 'view pandemic as opportunity'
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# Email Scam

People warned not to fall for sextortion scam as criminals 'view pandemic as opportunity'

Apr 27th 2020, 7:10 AM 46,572 Views 13 Comments

There has been an increase in the number of online scams reported during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gardaí concerned about children who 'live online but don't realise the dangers'
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Gardaí concerned about children who 'live online but don't realise the dangers'

Jan 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 11,221 Views 2 Comments

The head of the garda cyber crime bureau says under-reporting is a “huge problem” particularly in cases where the victim has been personally compromised.

Cyber attack plan aims to protect State hospitals, energy networks and security systems
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Cyber attack plan aims to protect State hospitals, energy networks and security systems

Dec 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 6,758 Views 12 Comments

The new strategy sets out how to ensure the State’s infrastructure and computer networks are “resilient, safe and secure”.

19 year-old man charged with making threats on social media in Northern Ireland
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19 year-old man charged with making threats on social media in Northern Ireland

Apr 12th 2019, 1:45 PM 8,851 Views 0 Comments

The man was charged by the PSNI this morning.

'There's only one police force in Ireland': Top garda slams online vigilante groups
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'There's only one police force in Ireland': Top garda slams online vigilante groups

Nov 21st 2017, 3:32 PM 27,568 Views 0 Comments

Earlier this year two separate men were confronted after being wrongly identified as a convicted paedophile.

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'
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# Cyber Threats

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'

Sep 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,429 Views 24 Comments

Some of your personal details may already be available for sale on the dark web awaiting a purchaser. The only certainty is that the next attack is coming – the only question is when, writes Ronan Murphy.

Investigation launched into cyber attack on Trinity fund
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Investigation launched into cyber attack on Trinity fund

Apr 27th 2017, 3:13 PM 9,473 Views 6 Comments

It’s hoped that the funds will be at least partly recovered.

Wikileaks releases CIA hacks of Apple devices (that users can't undo)
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# NightSkies

Wikileaks releases CIA hacks of Apple devices (that users can't undo)

Mar 23rd 2017, 9:57 PM 23,548 Views 9 Comments

Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users as they require physical access to devices.

Trump taps Rudy Giuliani to head American response to hacking
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# Message To Rudy

Trump taps Rudy Giuliani to head American response to hacking

Jan 12th 2017, 5:44 PM 11,442 Views 68 Comments

Trump called cyber intrusion “the fastest-growing crime in the United States” and a “major threat” to national security.

Live streaming of child sexual abuse on the rise
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Live streaming of child sexual abuse on the rise

Sep 28th 2016, 11:30 AM 12,216 Views 28 Comments

Cyber crime investigators have also noticed a rise in so-called “revenge porn”.

Russian gang jailed for using 'mule accounts' to launder £4.5 million in cyber crime cash
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# London

Russian gang jailed for using 'mule accounts' to launder £4.5 million in cyber crime cash

Jul 11th 2016, 10:23 PM 16,920 Views 17 Comments

Accounts operated by the group were used to launder almost £1 million.

15-year-old arrested in relation to Talk Talk data theft released on bail
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15-year-old arrested in relation to Talk Talk data theft released on bail

Oct 27th 2015, 10:15 AM 23,655 Views 37 Comments

The company received a ransom demand from an unknown source on Friday.

Couple who made over €1.8 million by trading with stolen bank details jailed
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Couple who made over €1.8 million by trading with stolen bank details jailed

Jul 24th 2015, 6:10 AM 16,236 Views 21 Comments

Benson was a member of an online criminal forum which helped people trading in stolen debit or credit card data.

The Government is thinking up new ways to stop you from being hacked
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The Government is thinking up new ways to stop you from being hacked

Apr 19th 2015, 8:00 AM 7,008 Views 20 Comments

Experts say the public needs protection against ‘petty’ cybercrimes.

Boy arrested after changing his teacher's desktop background to two men kissing
# Cyber Crime
# Cyber Crime

Boy arrested after changing his teacher's desktop background to two men kissing

Apr 10th 2015, 8:25 PM 5,442 Views 3 Comments

Harsh.

Teenager arrested for Xbox and Playstation Christmas attacks
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# Not A Game

Teenager arrested for Xbox and Playstation Christmas attacks

Jan 16th 2015, 3:17 PM 17,125 Views 36 Comments

The 18-year-old was detained as part of a joint effort between police in Britain and the United States.

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders
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# Milestone

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

Nov 27th 2014, 5:50 PM 9,336 Views 42 Comments

There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.

'Revenge porn' may not be punishable through Irish law
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'Revenge porn' may not be punishable through Irish law

Nov 20th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,114 Views 10 Comments

The Law Reform Commission says there are gaps in the harassment laws that need to be addressed.

New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"
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New legislation needed to stop online "trolls"

Nov 19th 2014, 11:38 AM 7,937 Views 99 Comments

The report published today looks at the need for regulation specific to online harassment.

The problem of cyberbullying should have its own school subject - Principals
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# SCHOOL DAYS

The problem of cyberbullying should have its own school subject - Principals

Sep 1st 2014, 6:58 PM 7,634 Views 37 Comments

At both junior and senior cycle.

Gardaí to review capacity to deal with child porn investigations
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Gardaí to review capacity to deal with child porn investigations

Jun 4th 2014, 9:39 PM 9,249 Views 10 Comments

Minister Frances Fitzgerald said the will be insistent that there are strategies to overcome obstacles in detecting and prosecuting internet crime.

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?
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# Small Business Big Crime

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?

May 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,805 Views 4 Comments

Small Firms Association says the cost and rate of crime against business is on the rise.

The rate of cybercrime is on the rise, with some firms losing nearly €4 million because of it
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The rate of cybercrime is on the rise, with some firms losing nearly €4 million because of it

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:13 AM 4,464 Views 5 Comments

The study from PWC found that cybercrime in Ireland has risen from 24 per cent to 45 per cent since 2011.

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Nov 16th 2013, 8:03 PM 15,244 Views 2 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.

Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution
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Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution

Nov 10th 2013, 12:00 PM 1,454 Views 33 Comments

Law enforcement has not caught up with advances in technology that are giving sexual predators access to vulnerable children, writes Hans Guyt.

Irish girl (17) 'forced into stripping on Skype' by US computer hacker
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Irish girl (17) 'forced into stripping on Skype' by US computer hacker

Sep 28th 2013, 8:30 AM 42,316 Views 68 Comments

The girl was allegedly forced into stripping by California’s Jared James Abrahams who has been charged with hacking into the webcams of several women.

12 arrested over 'audacious attempt' to steal from Santander bank
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12 arrested over 'audacious attempt' to steal from Santander bank

Sep 13th 2013, 10:57 AM 7,356 Views 14 Comments

The men tried to take control of a bank’s computer, according to London police.

As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year
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# Phishing

As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year

Aug 17th 2013, 8:50 AM 9,104 Views 48 Comments

Gardaí have issued a fresh warning about phishing emails.

Companies lose 2.7 per cent of their yearly turnover due to cyber crime
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Companies lose 2.7 per cent of their yearly turnover due to cyber crime

Aug 9th 2013, 1:39 PM 3,055 Views 10 Comments

Nearly one in five surveyed companies were victims of hacking in the last year, with the average incident costing up to €30,000 to clean up.

Irish prisons could - possibly - be getting wi-fi
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Irish prisons could - possibly - be getting wi-fi

Jul 14th 2013, 8:00 AM 9,294 Views 110 Comments

Alan Shatter says there’s no way that prisoners will be given open access to the internet – but they may be able to use it for educational resources.

24 arrested worldwide after FBI undercover investigation into 'carding'
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24 arrested worldwide after FBI undercover investigation into 'carding'

Jun 27th 2012, 10:39 AM 4,168 Views 1 Comment

Investigation into theft of credit card and bank account info led to arrests and searches in a dozen countries yesterday.

Identity theft no longer top reported cyber crime in US
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Identity theft no longer top reported cyber crime in US

May 26th 2012, 7:45 AM 4,366 Views 8 Comments

If you think you’re being emailed by the FBI… you’re probably not.

US House passes cyber-security bill to allow access to private data
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US House passes cyber-security bill to allow access to private data

Apr 28th 2012, 4:05 PM 2,607 Views 9 Comments

Us President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it lands on his desk.